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bc news, new york. >> a wonderful story there. that's what's making news in america this morning. p. >> t live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> following several big stories including a last-minute scramble ahead of tuesday's caucuses or rather today's caucuses in iowa. >> first more of the winter blast in our area. mandala as we deal with bone chilling temperatures. -- bundle up as we deal with bone chilling temperatures. it's tuesday. i am cynne simpson. >> i am natasha barrett. we will get to lisa baden in a moment. first, adam caskey. cold air moving into town. the coldest air so far this
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winter. this will continue spilling into the washington area today and into tomorrow morning. then a warming trend for the remainder of the workweek especially thursday into the weekend. it's 29 right now in washington, caught 31 in lexington park, 26 in hagerstown. when you factor in the wind, it feels like we are in the teens. feels like 17 in gaithersburg, 14 in hagerstown. kohl today, northwesterly wind of the 15-25 making it feel like the teens this afternoon. -- cold today. dropping into in the teens by this time tomorrow morning, mid 30's tomorrow afternoon. this is the way to start a commute. everybody will get back to the routine. no problems. no construction.
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we are in pretty good stead. nonexistent traffic onto 70 at 121 all the way down falls road, headlights are moving southbound. looks good in virginia. 95 66, no worries to and from the beltway. this is a live picture of greenbelt, maryland. now to news. the hawkeye state moving into the national spotlight. ballots will be tested before the iowa caucuses. >> it is the first big test for the republican presidential candidates. t.j. winnick has the latest. >> what is old is new again in ottawa with mitt romney at the top of the polls. -- in iowa. a private sector businessman
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with a cure to america's economic ills. >> i want america to become the economic engine that it has been. in the been >> former senator rick santorum seeing a last-minute surge. his message monday is clearly aimed at lawmakers. collects money does not bind uy iowa. >> he can speak the language of evangelicals. >> they are facing a serious challenge from libertarian ron paul who draws large passionate crowds. >> rb 6 and tired of the expansion of government, and less spending, and deficits, doing a things that were not supposed to do and forget about drink things they should be? >> many believe he has little chance at the nomination despite its popularity. a stunning admission that he made last night. >> do you see yourself in the
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oval office with your head down on the pillow at night? >> not really. >> and there's michelle bachmann, rick perry and newt gingrich. >> we may pull off one of the greatest upsets in the history of the caucuses. >> the meetings begin tonight a 7:00 central, then on to new hampshire if where the remaining candidates will be joined by jon huntsman, who decided not to campaign here. but abc news, des moines. >> scott thuman is there and will have reports later today on abc 7 news as well as online at president obama has wrapped up his 10-day vacation and is ready to wrap up his bid for reelection. the president and his family left hawaii late yesterday and will touchdown in washington this morning. tonight president obama will address supporters in iowa as caucus address: -- as caucus
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results roll in. tomorrow he traveled to cleveland for an event focused on the economy. of social media company has been tracking politics on facebook phantasm researched. among all the presidential candidates, president obama has the most theat 24 million. followed by mitt romney with 1.3 million. ron paul next and then michelle bachmann. rick santorum as the fastest growing fan base throughout the last 30 days, surpassing jon huntsman. a big success, a free caps service offered from december 15 through new year's day. more than 2000 people in the d.c. area used the sober ride service. a drunk driver was removed from the areas roads every four as a result. pretty impressive. wall street is headed back to work. >> linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york with business.
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>> good morning. happy new year. fresh data today on manufacturing. economists forecast it will show manufacturing expanded in december at the fastest pace in six months. this is partly on increasing demand for automobiles. holiday discounts may have helped to push car sales to the second fastest pace in more than two years. crude oil prices are back on the rise. that is partly on reports of manufacturing activity that is growing in china and india. and investors betting the further sanctions in iran will tighten supplies. iowa in focus because the national pork producers council is on high alert after a dozen cases of is one full virus that is thought to have originated in pigs. you cannot get it from eating
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pork. more americans are lacking health insurance coverage and turning to the daily deals on the internet to supplement. i will explain coming up in my next report. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 4:37 is your time on this tuesday, 28 degrees. >> still to come, new details on the mount rainier park ranger killed in washington state. her ties to the d.c. area. >> if you thought it was cold yesterday, and temperatures are tumbling lower. >> we have another test of traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is
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parts of our region got a taste of winter yesterday. a few snow flurries in silver spring yesterday afternoon, but it did not stick to the roads or sidewalks. snowflakes in silver spring are a sign that cold weather is making a big comeback after a balmy december. >> i had a few snowflakes on my window yesterday, but they melted. be sure to have the coats and gloves this morning. people in d.c. last night or bundled up. temperatures expected to be in
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the upper 20s today or low 30's. the wind chill could make it feel like the single digits. >> this is like walking into a freezer. >> who wanted to feel like summertime. this is wonderful. >> i want to feel that way. the cold weather was a shock to a few people because they were from florida. >> yes. adam caskey was yelling hur rah. adam caskey has the yule log fired up this morning. >> it is cold in this corner of the studio. i have a the -- the yule log. wind chills this afternoon will be in the teens. very cold today especially as the increases. 29 right now in washington, 28
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in martinsburg, 25 in gaithersburg. low 30's this afternoon, near freezing for the afternoon high. more snow flurries, like yesterday and even into tomorrow. the westerly winds in excess of 30 miles an hour at times will make it feel like the teens this afternoon. mid 30's tomorrow, still a few snow flurries, limited sunshine. towards friday, low 50's. warming up a little towards the end of the week and into the weekend. the commute is great. no surprises right now between richmond and baltimore along interstate 95. rush hour starting between 95 northbound in virginia out of fredericksburg headed to the marine base. inside the beltway looks good on 395 to the 14th street bridge. all clear on 95 on the maryland side of town between washington and baltimore. in pretty good say on the beltway in greenbelt near
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kenilworth ave. also good at the wilson bridge. i have no worries all 270 or interstate 70. back to you. >> thank you. 4:42, 28 degrees. >> there is help for montgomery county shoppers who don't want to pay a 5 cent fee on disposable bags. >> police believe they have caught the man behind dozens of car fires
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>> police are investigating a shooting in columbia heights in northwest d.c. he was shot in the upper body on columbia road yesterday. no word on his condition or any suspects. we're learning more about two young people killed in a crash in bethesda early new year's day. police identified the victims of a as 18-year-old kaitlin gallagher and 20-year-old nicholas clayton. they died after the suv's struck a tree on jones bridge road after leaving the road. >> she was pregnant and that really hurt me. i cannot believe it. two friends gone. >> police say alcohol was found in the car, but it is not clear if the driver had been drinking. he was seriously injured. two other teenagers suffered
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non-life-threatening injuries. the park ranger shot and killed in washington state on new year's day last at mount rainier has ties to the d.c. area. margaret anderson once worked as a ranger here. she was killed by benjamin barnhard, an iraq war veteran. his body was found yesterday. he fled to the park after a shooting that wounded the four people. investigators believe they caught the person responsible for 55 suspicious fires in los angeles area. terry burkhart 24, is being held without bail. he resembles a person of interest captured on civilians billion not v-- -- captured on surveillance video. reusable bags will be given out today to help people deal with the new law in montgomery county. shoppers will be charged 5 cents for every paper or plastic bag.
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county executive ike leggett will hand out reusable bags at the safeway at hillandale forest shopping center since silver spring around 11:00 or so today. volunteers will hand out the backs at king farm safeway in rockville. and then later at a little mibits hopshop. brad bell has more on the same-sex marriage debate. >> a passionate the battle for both sides. those in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage made emotional and very personal appeals for what to them is a basic civil right. >> it would mean a great deal to my family, my partner, our child, dusters a we are no different than anyone. >> those opposed were equally ardent in their belief that
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marriage cannot include same-sex unions. >> marriage is about children and the good of society. to change its so that it is only a question of adult love fundamental extended the concept of marriage. >> nothing was decided last april. the same-sex marriage bill was pulled from the house floor, for lack of support. now both sides are gearing up again debate an issue which will dominate the upcoming session of the maryland general assembly and from the opening gavel. supporters are encouraged by the now public support of the governor. opponents plan days of prayer antipope-based kemper to kill the deal. maryland voters are evenly divided. >> should men and women and just because of the bible? or because they love each other? >> i think the majority should decide if they want it or not. >> the legislative session begins next wednesday. then the all-important house of delegates, as moneymany as a dozen
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delegates are undecided. the final vote most likely will not happen until near the end of the 90-day session. longtime sports broadcaster jim huber died yesterday in atlanta at age of 67. the cause of death has not been released. he announced pga golf matches and nba games and sports programs on cnn. he was also an emmy award winning essayist. security was tight at the rose parade as thousands of occupy protesters followed the parade route yesterday in pasadena, california. some carried an octopus symbolizing corporate greed. no problems reported. an iraq war veterans day are martinez served as grand marshal of the parade.
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-- iraq war veteran j.r. martinez. cold outside on this tuesday. >> singer aretha franklin, what she says about her upcoming marriage. >> and a check on traffic and [ toilet flushes ] i come in peace... i come in peace. ttvwkun+og#wvs#q'ppu;v?ñkñ0k9%"@n+fg@ú"ox@ but you go in pieces. [ female announcer ] you can't pass mom's inspection with lots of pieces left behind. that's why there's charmin ultra strong. tt>fb@u!÷#w9"qqú a'pv,p&új[,4 ttvwkun+og#wvs#q'ppu;v?2v.=u1lt%p/wlñkñ0k9%"@n+fg@ú"(.h its diamondweave texture is soft and more durable versus the ultra rippled brand. tt>ff@ek÷#-3w9"qqú a'pv,p&újsné so it holds up better for a more dependable clean. tt>ff@mk÷#-3w9"qqú a'pv,p&újyg fewer pieces left behind. ttvwkun+og#wvs#q'ppu;v?÷je&
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i sweated the details. all thphone call the emails, the lost weekends. and then after twenty-two years, just like that, i was laid off. today there are so many americans like matthew. he worked hard and played by the rules. susuddenly, he's out of a job. it's been a struggle not being able to find a job. but it's been our faith and family and friends that have helped us get through this. citizens energy was created to help the forgotten ones keep warm. we asked the big oil companies and oil producing nations to help. only cit and the people of venezuela answered the call. and this year, in spite of soaring prices, washington actually cut fuel assistance for families in need. so if you need help staying warm this winter give me a call. because in times like these, no one should be left out in the cold.
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adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center. it's going to be cold and gusty today, making it feel like we are in the teens all day. air temperatures this afternoon struggling to make it to the freezing mark. notice on the doppler, the area of white riding along the potomac affecting the panhandle of west virginia and washington county maryland, a few snow flurries. this will be the case today like yesterday. we will see of steel snow flurries especially north and west of the metro area. -- we will see a few snow flurries. 28 degrees in leesburg, 25 in gaithersburg. low 30's this afternoon. in the upper 20s in the potomac highlands. ongoing mountain snow showers on the western facing slopes. gusty wind will make it feel like we are in the teens. the wind will subside tonight as a centrist plummet into the teens or the air temperature by this time tomorrow morning. a limited sunshine tomorrow. ties in the mid 30's. low 50's by the upcoming
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weekend. we have to be patient. everything is working in our favor. patience is paying off as far as the commute. it's going to get hot and heavy in a little while. but right now we have some pictures to show you that we are off to a good start. 395 at duke street, traffic getting away from us is northbound, hov pointed in the right direction. looks good on 66 inside and outside the beltway. no problems on the beltway in virginia or maryland. here we are at the new hampshire ave. traffic closest to us is leading college park a bomb all the way to 270. no issues around bethesda naval hospital. also looks good on 270. back to you. >> thank you. if you are a parent, you'll probably heard about the new american girl doll. the company has unveiled its 2012 girl of the year. her name is mckenna.
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shoppers could not wait for this store in tysons corner to open yesterday's so they could grab one. >> there was lots of excitement going on today. we have welcomed the new girl of the year. use a jim russ from seattle. her story focuses on turning challenges into triumph. >> this is the 10th year they expect the tour a girl of the year. each girl comes from a different city and has her own unique interests and talents. -- since year they have featured a girl of the year. aretha franklin has announced using gave to her longtime friend william wilkerson. the 69-year-old singer joked that she is not pregnant. they are considering a summer wedding perhaps in miami beach. if she wants to follow the ceremony with a reception on a private yacht. she is considering vera wang
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and valentino for potential designers for her down -- gown. i'm expecting fetters and sequins. steven tyler from aerosmith has announced that he is engaged. two weddings to look forward to. >> the third time as the charts for everybody. cold outside, 28 degrees. -- third time is the charm. >> bad news [ snoring ] [ [ under crashes ] [ snoring ] [ thunder crashes ] [ snoring ] [ male announcer ] vicks nyquil cold and flu. the nighttime, sniffling sneezing, coughing aching, fever, best sleep you ever got with a cold... medicine. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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